Welcome to Holden Village
Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry, nestled in a forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The Village welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting.
The Artist Residency in Community, Ecology, and Spirituality awards three artists the opportunity to work and live for six weeks, February 23rd until April 6th, 2015, at Holden Village. Room, board, and work space are included. Residents become part of our dynamic winter community, participating in the common rhythms of the Village, sharing vision and creativity. Artists selected may be at any stage in their career and work in any media. Applications are due December 1.
NEXT DIRECTORS CHOSEN: (September 19, 2014) It is with excitement and enthusiasm that the Holden Board announces that the next directors of Holden Village will be Chuck Hoffman and Peg Carlson-Hoffman, of Overland Park, Kansas. Read the announcement that was made at Holden Village on Friday, September 19 at 6pm by Board President, Karl Anderson, and Josh Post, Vice President.
BLESSING OF THE DATABASE: Over the years, the departments of Holden Village have created different systems to get their jobs done. In an effort to streamline, our beloved IT department is hard at work on the issue. Last Wednesday, as several J-term registrations were officially entered into the new system, we held a “Blessing of the Database” ceremony. Funny songs were performed, along with readings from “Lamentations of the Registrar’s Office with selected verses from Lamentations of the Staffing Office, as well as a verse or two from Lamentations of Contributions and Program Offices.” Finally, there was a laying on of hands as the IT Coordinator pushed the button to officially enter the records.
WORK WEEK: Amid our constant gratitude, this Thanksgiving Holden is especially thankful for our Work Week volunteers and our Mavericks! Volunteers are cleaning out lodges, replacing the carpet in Koinonia, and helping build mechanical rooms in chalet basements. The Mavericks are the amazing bunch who move furniture, shovel and stomp down paths, hang storm windows, and remove rotting jack-o-lanterns from our porches… They are all awesome!
FIRST SNOW: Snow! The traffic on Chalet Hill increased dramatically this weekend as the Village was blessed with the first real snow of the season! Over a foot of snow has fallen in the last several days, and sledders young and young-at-heart are wasting no time smoothing out the runs.